Changing from Web apps to Enterprise software apps

5 Jun 2008 - 12:01pm
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Catriona Lohan-...
2007

I have just started a project where I will be doing the UX for
enterprise applications and wondering if any of you have any best
practices to share on documentation of the current systems and books...

Catríona

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Catríona Lohan-Conway
User Experience Architect
917 405 5127
clohanconway at mac.com

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5 Jun 2008 - 1:16pm
Dave Malouf
2005

My biggest advice to you is ...
Be ready to kill trees. You cannot be TOO specific in your
documentation and general design documentation when working on the
enterprise.
Triple your time for design phase b/c you will get hit with lots of
unexpecteds.

-- dave

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5 Jun 2008 - 1:21pm
jrrogan
2005

If you're enterprise application uses a browser based platform, you've
generally got the two big deliverables, (of course you could have these
regardless of the platform):

1. Prototype
2. Annotated Diagrams

To support the above, generally I like to audit the system before jumping
into design. Various applications can dictate which audit to perform such
as:

1. Screenshot audit of existing system, inventoried and linked to
reqs/UC's/etc
2. Form and display list audit, (per screen/zone), listing values, valid
inputs, required/not required, sorts, messaging, etc.
3. Screen flow audit, simple flow of forms thru UC's

There's lots of ways to approach audits, depending on how the system
functions.

It's amazing how many times you can refer back to these audits in design,
not to mention you'll fully understand the requirements process, and
application by the time you're done.

On 6/5/08, Catriona Lohan-Conway <clohanconway at mac.com> wrote:
>
> I have just started a project where I will be doing the UX for enterprise
> applications and wondering if any of you have any best practices to share on
> documentation of the current systems and books...
>
> Catríona
>
> __________________________
> Catríona Lohan-Conway
> User Experience Architect
> 917 405 5127
> clohanconway at mac.com
>
>
>
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